With the Minnesota Vikings having one of the best front 4 in all of the NFL.Everyone knows that the Vikes have been one of the best in the NFL for the past 3 years now against the run. With the Williams Wall in the middle along with Jared Allen and Ray Edwards on the edges, they sure can turn wreck havoc on opposing offenses. The Vikes defense leads the league with 40 sacks so far this season.
It is still the fact that the Vikes front office went out and purchased the best DE in the league in Jared Allen. This has been a great asset to the team. In the 2007 season, the year before they acquired Allen. The Vikes year total was 28 for the season. It was obvious that the Vikes did not have ends that could get to the signal callers.
With this constant pressure also help out the DBs as well. Back in 2007 the Vikes DBs were getting torched for 264 yards a game with the lack of pressure up in front being the worst in the league. Now in 2009, the Vikes passing defense ranks 19th with 221 yards per game.
These stats are high due the fact the the teams NEED to pass in the second half, because the Vikes are up by 2 TDs plus.
I credit that the Vikes missing piece was at the defensive end to make this Viking defense complete and a force to me reckoned with.